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    I like the idea of every department having a different color. Helps the patients know who is who. Its also nice for new employees who can tell by looking at the color you have on, who to ask questions of. As for a different color every day of the week, NO WAY.............I would be the one to show up in the wrong color. One of the hospitals I work at, we wear any color or print we want.....thats pretty nice too.

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    I tested positive during a routine pre-employment physical via a skin test. I have been medically converted. This has never been an issue when applying for or obtaining employment. I just get a chest x-ray Q 2 years instead of a skin test. NO PROBLEM.......dont worry about it. Good luck to you!

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    What a great idea loving hands has. That way even though the events are not fresh in my mind, I can have a detailed account at my fingertips should (shudder) I need it for a deposition or (shudder)other come up.
    Isnt it funny how we can absolutly work ourselves till we can barely drag our sorry behinds back to our vehicle at the end of the shift and never get a bit of thanks. well except from our poor patients and many of them are quite good about thanking me, I really like taking good care of my patients which is why this floor has me so upset. But the end result is that we are on our own. I wish I had a better way of being more assertive when i am at work and i am so busy staying on top of what has been assigned to me...........then here come the admits...Do any of you have any ideas?
    and by the way i have applications out EVERYWHERE

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    thank you all for writing, I am looking for a different job. I just hope one comes up really. I cant bear the thought of One more shift in that hell hole. thanks again!!

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    I had a horrible experience the other night at work. I was assigned 7 rooms on a 3-11 shift. I admit on days that had not been completed and was left for me. I got a admit at about 1600 with a new abdominal stent repair with vitals q 15 min x 4 then q 30 x 4 then hourly x4. At about 1800 i got a pt back from cath lab with a new ICCD (old one removed at the same time from the other sc.) I had a confused male who had an amputee a few days earler who was confused and had a sitter who was off at 1800 and not replaced till 2300. and 2 stable patients. my cna had 20 pts to watch over. Now getting to the best part. I am trying to keep an eye on the confused pt by going bythe room every few minutes and peeking in, I go by once and dont see him at all EKKS! Thankfully all is well and he is sitting up on the edge of the bed way down at the end. I try to get him to go to be, to no avail. Fine, I get him up in the wheel chair, now what..................So, I took hime to the front desk where the unit clerk was keeping an eye on a female pt and told her that I was buried and could not keep a close enough eye on this pt. she says ok and that i owe her big time. so i go back to work and i continue to go up and check on this pt. while trying to enter orders on one of my new admits i hear and see nurse running past the door. My confused pt had opened a door at the end of a hallwy (where the stairs are) and was found at the bottom of about 6 stairs. No injuries except for a couple of superficial scapes on the shin of his leg. we got a head ct and the patient is ok. telly showed no increase in hr at the time of the incident (?) anyway now i am scared to death of being fired, sued and I dont want to go back to work. I am a new nurse (less than a year) and everytime i go to this floor I am so overwhelmed and overworked that something will happen and now it has. My manager screeched at me and asked me if this was neglect!!!! Hello isnt she supposed to be on my side? I work 2 days a week here and I am always on the first hit list for new admits. I dont know what to do!!!! I never get a lunch break. I told the charge nurse that night that i was buried and drowing. she helped me for a few minutes and then she was gone. We dont have enough techs so the nurse does both jobs which means neither one is done well. sorry now i am rambling but I dont think i can cut it here....

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    I just graduated my lpn program and will graduate with my RN in December..............I am so happy I could spit........whoooo whooo
    Sue LPN (<that makes me happy too)

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    The only thing we got to do to each other was to practice a head to toe assessment, minus breasts and genitals. we also used dummies to do everything else on. I would prefer to start IVs on each other, I dont believe that you can get good practice finding a vein on a dummy.
    Sue LPN
    4th out of 5 semesters for the big RN

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    I love the shield too! The face on the burner part was sooooo nasty!!!! I suppose thats why I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I have a palm, I have a PDR card which is handy for clinicals. The spanish card sounds great, and it speaks too? Maybe when I go to work full time I will be able to afford to upgrade a bit.
    Sue LPN
    4th semester out of five for the big RN

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    I am also a working nursing student. I just finished up my LPN portion of the program and took my NCLEX las wednesday......YIPEE I PASSED........now I am working on the RN protion (psych) and all I can say is that I am bored out of my mind. I dont know how those nurses do 8 hours a day of that!!!:chuckle

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    I did physiology before Micro. and I believe that it helped me to understand what was going on in micro better. Good Luck!!

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    I agree, dont get in a tizzy over the journal. Some of my best papers I wrote came right off the top of my head. The thing is, you have a certain number of assingments to complete for the year and this sounds like a super easy one. Trust Me, enjoy it.

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    Gordi;
    I have filled out many, many applications and I have never had to reveal a grade. What matters is that you passed and now you move on. If getting an A is of great concern to you, then it is time to get down to business. In college, A's are difficult to come by, but certainly not impossible. Instructors want to see that you are putting forth the extra effort. Keep on trying.

    Sue LPN
    soon to be RN

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    I am so excited to be going back, it means that I am that much closer to accomplishing my goal, I will graduate in Dec, 2003 as an RN, having just completing the LPN portion and should be taking NCLEX in the next couple of weeks.



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